Multi-country highway design standards (2)

Introduction

After a first post on this topic (see here) I came across another document. The Central American Integration System (SICA) is the economic and political organization of Central American states. SICA has a Secretariat, SIECA which has its own website (here). 

In 2011, SIECA and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation published the third edition of the “Manual Centroamericano de Normas para el Diseño Geométrico de Carreteras” (Central American Manual on Standards for the Geometric Design of Highways).

 Comment

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The accompanying table is an update of the one published in my previous post, with some details added from the SIECA Manual. The comments in my previous post still stand, basically that:

  • all these various multi-country standards could be merged into one standard, and
  • all such standards (and perhaps national standards as well) should be given a common modular structure, so that engineers can compare the different recommendations on detailed topics such as side friction, minimum horizontal radius etc.

References

892 – “Manual Centroamericano de Normas para el Diseño Geométrico de Carreteras” (Central American Manual on Standards for the Geometric Design of Highways).3rd edition,  SIECA and AECID; 2011

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About roadnotes

Robert Bartlett is an international consultant with over 30 years of professional experience as a highway and traffic engineer with leading companies and organisations in several countries, including Germany, China (Hong Kong), Qatar and the UK. Specialised in urban studies, transport and the use of GIS, research has included new ideas on subjects such as the study of social justice using GIS, the dimensions of vehicles, and comparative geometrics (highways and transport).
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